Advertise Here

Huckleberries Online

HBO — to Thom George re: One-Income Families

Thom George: “ErinG, leaving the world of income-earning, outside-of-the-home-work to stay home and raise my children was the BEST thing I have ever done in my life, I know it, they know it and my wife knows it. Adjusting to living on 1/2 the income wasn’t that hard for us and after a short while the income rose to cover what I’d relinquished.”

DFO: Bingo. I don’t want to lay any guilt trips of families who need two incomes in our tourism industry economy to get by. But my wife and I decided from the get go that the kids were No. 1 priority and that their mother, in my case, wouldn’t work outside the home through college. We sacrificed a few things, including newer model cars to embrace that lifestyle and continued on when their grades earned them great but not full-ride scholarships to private colleges. I have no regrets, although I’m looking forward to the day when all the college loans are paid and I can buy a slightly used Hummer.

Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus
« Back to Huckleberries Online

Get blog updates by email

About this blog

D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

Find DFO on Facebook

DFO on Twitter

Betsy Russell on Twitter

HBO newsmakers Twitter list

Latest comments »

Read all the posts from recent conversations on Huckleberries Online.

Take this week's news quiz ›
Search this blog
Subscribe to this blog
Advertise Here